I have fallen in love with the fan stitch, it is just so elegant and fun to play with. If your going to get fancied up why not with something you made yourself? Show off your skills and make people stare!
Here is what you will need
Fine wire (tarnish resistant) – 28 or 30 gauge (the larger the gauge, the smaller the wire is, which makes it easier to work with your crochet hook) I used a 30 gauge.
Crochet hook – I used a 3/2 .10 mm hook
2 end clasp– whichever designs that you like!
Beads – each fan stitch you do has 2 size 6 seed beads (min 14) and 1 big bead (min 7)
Determine how long your bracelet will be. I have a tiny wrist and made this so that it would fit snug against it, so unless you have a child size wrist I would add at least 1 extra fan for smaller wrist and 2 for bigger wrists.
You can always determine the exact size before you start crocheting, make the base chain size and add about a inch for the end beads and clasp if you notice it is too small crochet in groups of 3 until it is the perfect length. (please note that this is just a chain with no beads to get the correct size)
2 end beads are to hide attaching to the end clasps onto your bracelet and to make sure that the wire will not poke you. you can use any type you want here I used the same 3 seed beads on each side
Wire pliers– these are not needed but make your life a lot more easy while using the end beads
Scissors – to cut the wire of course (its very fine so normal scissors will work)
Now each fan requires 1 big bead and 2 seed beads put all the seed beads on first and then the big beads (don’t include the end beads)
Step 2 (row 1)
Slipknot and chain 2, (chain 1 with big bead, chain 2) repeat until you are out of big beads, chain 3.
Turn your work, single crochet in the stitch second from the hook.
Skip 1 stitch, do a fan cluster [double crochet 9 times in the stitch with the bead (on the 3rd and 6th one add 1 seed bead on the last yarn over before the double crochet is finished) skip the stitches in between the stitches with beads].
Twist the chain so that your previous fan cluster is facing downwards (your current bead stitch should be opposite the previous one) and do another fan cluster in the next bead stitch. Repeat this for each big bead you have.
Skip 1 chain and single crochet until you are at the end, fasten off, cut the wire so it it the same length as the tail. Twirl the 2 tails together and put 1 big and 3 seed beads on the wire, loop around your end clasp and push back through the beads (cut the wire to shorten it as needed)
Make sure no wire ends are sticking out.
Since there are no tails on this side take a piece of wire fold on in half and wrap around the other end of the bracelet. Do the same method to attach it as above.
Adjust the wire around the beads to make sure everything is sitting how you like it.
Now you have completed the Fan bracelet
If you have any questions or concerns please leave a comment, I’m sure if you are thinking it then someone else is too